IIO LETTERS FROM THE prisons and for lists of the prisoners. He promised me a passport for Major Gall to return to England, as I represented him in so bad a state of health as to be of no use to me as a secretary. I dined afterwards with Lord Malmesbury, who desires me to ask for leave to see Sir Sidney Smith. I know I shall be refused; but however disagreeable it may be to do it with the certainty of a rebuff, perhaps an uncivil one, I must comply. Sir S. is in the Temple au secret, but well lodged. I had a letter from him to-day. Lord M. says his greatest dependence is on me. He has been very impatient for my arrival, for he has no intercourse with anyone, knows nobody, and has a disagreeable message to deliver if I do not succeed with regard to Sir S. So the load is thrown upon poor Pill- garlick. So much for politics. All the nonsense and observations I make shall be set down as they occur; so make the best you can of the farrago. M. le Moine1 is alive, near Paris, and Perregaux has promised to find him out for me. He says he is very poor. All the Misses Moore are dead. —Adieu. i Previously one of the gmtilhommes de la chambrt to Louis XVI.